There’s a segment of your potential customers with poor credit and without cash to buy tires. That leaves you in the position of either not selling them tires or working with them to secure alternative financing.
Modern Tire Dealer has partnered with AG Tire Talk to provide answers to the insightful questions farm tire dealers have about farm tire technology.
Before cars had electronic controls, most of what went wrong with them was something a technician could see, hear, smell, feel or sometimes even taste (ever sipped coffee next to a car with a coolant leak?).
It’s always good to reflect on what we made happen last year, to assess how things went.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2011-2017 Chevy Cruze uses the instrument panel cluster (IPC), body control module (BCM), four radio frequency transmitting pressure sensors, and the serial data circuit to perform the TPMS relearn mode functions. Once the relearn mode has been enabled, each of the sensors’ unique identification codes can be learned into the BCM memory.
Remember when our industry’s anchor brands were a big part of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show? No? You are not alone. Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear tires were hard to find in the Las Vegas Convention Center last year.
At the Tire Industry Association’s Global Tire Expo in Las Vegas, Tom Formanek ended his turn as TIA president, handing the reins to David Martin, category director of tools and supply for American Tire Distributors Inc.
David Martin became involved with the Tire Industry Association (TIA) in 2012 when Bob Hendry, vice president of 31 Inc., approached him about running for the TIA board of directors.
The tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) of the 2011-2017 Hyundai Elantra, 2014 Elantra Coupe and 2009-2012 Elantra Touring monitors the air pressure in the four road tires with wheel-mounted tire pressure sensors. To do this, the system uses a receiver, four radio frequency (RF) tire pressure sensors, two warning indicators on the instrument cluster, and a data circuit to perform system functions.
When you get a chance, if you don’t already watch, check out any of Gordon Ramsey’s TV shows. From “Hells’ Kitchen” to “Kitchen Nightmares” to “Master Chef,” there is one common theme: consistency through standards. I can’t publish most comments that come out of Ramsey’s mouth, for he does tend to be “colorful” and speak his mind, but in between bleeps and blurred out middle fingers, the man is passionate about standards.
According to the results of our survey, demand for passenger and light truck replacement tires deteriorated slightly during December versus the prior year’s period, snapping the streak of better sell-out trends that we saw in October and November.
My wife, Tris, likes cars. Always has. As a kid she used to help her father work on his vehicles because, as she says, “I had little hands and could get into spaces he couldn’t.”
Consumers are replacing their high performance sedans with high performance SUVs and CUVs.